9 July 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A MATCHED SET OF EIGHTEEN LOUIS XV WHITE-PAINTED CANED DINING-CHAIRS
EACH STAMPED 'GEORGES JACOB', CIRCA 1765
Comprising six fauteuils and twelve chaises, each with channelled frame and cartouche-shaped back, with cabriole legs, the chaises with H-shaped stretchers, with cream material squab cushion, each stamped 'G.IACOB', redecorated
35½ in. (90 cm.) high; 19 in. (48 cm.) wide; 17¾ in. (45 cm.) deep (18)
With Bernard Steinitz, Paris.
'From City Chic to Alpine Retreat', Christie's, house sale, London, 12 September 2007, lot 210 (£72,500 with premium), where acquired by the present owner.
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Georges Jacob, maître in 1765.
A similar set of twelve chairs by Jacob was sold by Karl Lagerfeld, Christie's, Monaco, 9-10 December 2000, lot 110.
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